Sebastian Barnack, a handsome English schoolboy, is on bad terms with his socialist father who disapproves of his hedonistic lifestyle.
He escapes to Florence in order to learn about life.
His education there, thanks to the contradictory influences of his scurrilous Uncle Eustace and a saintly bookseller, is both sacred and profane.
This is a haunting novel from one of the twentieth century's most powerful commentators.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/09/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781784870348